Introduction to International Relations Theories and Approaches

ISBN-10: 0199694745
ISBN-13: 9780199694747
Edition: 5th 2012
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List price: $30.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Georg Sorensen is Professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus. He is the author of several books, including Democracy and Democratization: Processes and Prospects in a Changing World and Changes in Statehood: The Transformation of International Relations .

About this Book
Guide to Learning Features
Guide to the Online Resource Centre
Political Map of the World, April 2008
Studying IR
Why Study IR?
International Relations in Everyday Life
Brief Historical Sketch of the State System
The Global State System and the World Economy
IR and the Changing Contemporary World of States
Conclusion
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
IR as an Academic Subject
Introduction
Utopian Liberalism: The Early Study of IR
Realism and the Twenty Years' Crisis
The Voice of Behaviouralism in IR
Neoliberalism: Institutions and Interdependence
Neorealism: Bipolarity and Confrontation
International Society: The English School
International Political Economy (IPE)
Dissident Voices: Alternative Approaches to IR
Which Theory?
Conclusion
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Classical Theories
Realism
Introduction: Elements of Realism
Classical Realism
Thucydides
Machiavelli
Hobbes and the Security Dilemma
Morgenthau and Classical Realism
Schelling and Strategic Realism
Waltz and Neorealism
Mearsheimer, Stability Theory, and Hegemony
Neoclassical Realism
Rethinking the Balance of Power
Two Critiques of Realism
Research Prospects and Programme
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Liberalism
Introduction: Basic Liberal Assumptions
Sociological Liberalism
Interdependence Liberalism
Institutional Liberalism
Republican Liberalism
Neorealist Critiques of Liberalism
The Retreat to Weak Liberalism
The Counter-attack of Strong Liberalism
Liberalism and World Order
Liberalism: The Current Research Agenda
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
International Society
Basic International Society Approach
The Three Traditions
Order and Justice
Empire and World Society
Statecraft and Responsibility
National Responsibility
International Responsibility
Humanitarian Responsibility
Humanitarian Responsibility and War
Critiques of International Society
The Current Research Agenda
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
International Political Economy: Classical Theories
Introduction: What is IPE?
Mercantilism
Economic Liberalism
Marxism
Conclusion
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Contemporary Approaches and Debates
International Political Economy: Contemporary Debates
The Relationship between Politics and Economics: The Debate on US Hegemonic Stability
Development and Underdevelopment in the Developing World
Economic Globalization and a Changing Role for States
Recent Theoretical Developments in IPE
Conclusion: The Future of IPE
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Social Constructivism
Introduction
The Rise of Constructivism in IR
Constructivism as Social Theory
Constructivist Theories of International Relations
Cultures of Anarchy
Norms of International Society
The Power of International Organizations
A Constructivist Approach to European Cooperation
Domestic Formation of Identity and Norms
Critiques of Constructivism
The Constructivist Research Programme
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Post-positivism in IR
Introduction
Post-structuralism in IR
Post-colonialism in IR
Feminism in IR
Critique of Post-positivist Approaches
The Post-positivist Research Programme
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Foreign Policy
The Concept of Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy Analysis
How to Study Foreign Policy: A Level-of-Analysis Approach
The Systemic Level
The Level of the Nation-state
The Level of the Individual Decision Maker
Going to War in the Persian Gulf: A Case-study
A Note on Experts and 'Think Tanks'
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Policy and Issues
Key Issues in Contemporary IR
Introduction
International Terrorism
Religion in IR: A Clash of Civilizations?
The Environment
New Patterns of War and Peace: Changes in Statehood
Conclusion
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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